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INTERIM CFO / Head of Finance - (Maternity cover - Contractor)

BeZero Carbon


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join BeZero Carbon as an Interim CFO and fuel the green transition with your financial expertise in an innovative and rapidly growing company.


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BeZero Carbon, a pioneering ratings agency revolutionizing the Voluntary Carbon Market through its cutting-edge SaaS product, is on the lookout for a dynamic Interim CFO to helm its financial operations during a period of maternity leave. As a beacon of innovation, BeZero Carbon is accelerating the Net-Zero transition with a team of over 150 professionals working globally, fresh off a significant Series B funding round in late 2022. Learn more about us at

Role Summary:

  • Oversee month and quarter-end financial processes, including reviewing and supporting accounting journals.
  • Manage financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations.
  • Lead financial reporting, forecasting, and support budget-related decisions.
  • Prepare end-of-year accounts and audit processes, and handle R&D claim processes.
  • Compile investors reports, board materials, and manage payroll and options.
  • Engage in special projects and general support as directed by the CEO.

Role Requirements:

  • Must be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA).
  • Substantial post-qualification experience and evidence of senior management roles in dynamic environments.
  • Strong problem-solving, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Experience in supporting Series B/C fundraising is preferred.

Application Process Details:

  • Initial 15-minute screening interview.
  • Final interview with senior management.
  • Reference checks and offer.

BeZero Carbon is dedicated to building a diverse team and fostering an inclusive environment. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply and contribute to the transparency of the voluntary carbon market.

INTERIM CFO / Head of Finance - (Maternity cover - contractor)

Part-time: ~2 days / week. Hybrid working, fixed workspace available in Old Street.

About us:

BeZero Carbon is a global ratings agency for the Voluntary Carbon Market. We distribute our ratings via our SaaS Product, BeZero Carbon Markets, informing all market participants on how to price and manage risk. Our ratings and research tools support buyers, intermediaries, investors and carbon project developers.

Founded in April 2020, our 150+ strong team combines climatic and earth sciences, sell-side financial research, earth observation, machine learning, data and technology, engineering, and public policy expertise. We work from five continents.

We raised a significant Series B funding round in late 2022, and are growing rapidly as a company, accelerating the Net-Zero transition through ratings.

Job Description:

We are looking for an Interim CFO / Head of Finance to provide maternity cover who can deliver a first-class financial support service. You will be supervising the Senior Finance Managers in preparing, developing and analyzing financial information to enable the company to make well-informed decisions to underpin its growth.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant with excellent financial and bookkeeping skills, have experience in supporting series B/C fundraising processes and must be available for appointment from mid-March 2024.


Month & Quarter-end Processes

  • Review (and support in preparation where needed) month-end and quarter-end accounting journals prepared by the Senior Finance Manager
  • Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations

Financial Reporting and Forecasting

  • Review (and support in preparation where needed) budget forecasts maintained by Senior finance Manager
  • Work with the Chief Commercial Officer and his leadership team to review and prepare reports on sales pipeline and revenue forecasts for the month/quarter/year.
  • Support on budget-related decisions by assessing business case and escalate where needed
  • Review and support in preparation of end of year accounts and audit process, solve queries from auditors where needed
  • Support on R&D claim process
  • Review and support in preparation of filing of accounts for 2 entities (UK and US)

Investors Claims and External Reporting

  • Review and support in preparation of monthly and quarterly investors reports
  • Review and support in preparation of board materials
  • Resolve investors queries
  • Update, maintain and ensure accuracy of Captable (Capdesk, internal Captable, members register)


  • Review monthly payroll (benefits, deductions, leavers / joiners)

Options management

  • Support on grant and exercise of options (managed through Capdesk) including tax requirements linked to options

Special Projects/General Support

  • Assist the CEO with special projects as needed
  • Work with the management team and the CEO in other aspects typically expected from a Head of Finance / CFO role.

You will be our ideal candidate if:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA) with significant post qualification experience
  • Evidence of having successfully operated at a senior management level in a fast moving environment
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Commitment to excellence, with passion and personal commitment to the highest standards of service delivery
  • The analytical skills necessary to interpret and present complex information in an understandable form and change constructively traditional ways of undertaking tasks
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to prioritize work to meet deadline

  • Preferred: Experience in supporting Series B/C fundraising process

Please know that even if you don’t have experience in all the areas above but think you could do a great job and are excited about building a great company culture, bringing transparency to the voluntary carbon market, and being part of a fast-growing team, we would love to hear from you!

Our interview process:

  • Initial screening interview (15 mins)
  • Final interview with senior management
  • Reference checks + offer

We value diversity at BeZero Carbon. We need a team that brings different perspectives and backgrounds together to build the tools needed to make the voluntary carbon market transparent. We are therefore committed to not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, age, or disability.


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